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A Large, Sweet and Virtually Seedless Orange

The Midknight Valencia Orange is an early fruiting Valencia. It produces larger fruit than the Valencia, but it's just as sweet and virtually seedless.

It is slower growing than the Valencia making it a wonderful container plant in colder climates. Plant this hardy tree in a decorative container and enjoy its fragrant flowers and fruit on your patio, deck or balcony during the warmer months.

Move it indoors before the first frost and you can enjoy fresh home-grown oranges even in the coldest regions.

The Midknight Valencia Orange produces large, high quality fruit. It has a nice round shape and a very smooth skin. Its high sugar and juice content in addition to its low acid content creates an excellent orange for snacking or juicing.

During fruiting it appears to produce a smaller crop than the Valencia. The yield is similar; however the much larger fruit makes it seem less productive.

The Midknight Valencia is a hardy, upright tree with wonderfully sweet fruit. This tree would be just as happy in the yard or in the house making it a great choice in any growing zone.

  • Seedless
  • Large Juicy Fruit
  • Great indoors or outdoors

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Seedless Fruit Found a Place in the Home Garden

The Midknight Valencia was first found as a part of a budded collection done by A. P. Knight of Summerville, Aldo in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Unfortunately, the buds used were from an unknown source, but developed Valencia type fruits. In about 1927, it was noticed that a few of the budded selections were seedless and a selection was made in 1930.

The selection was found to be a slower grower than the standard Valencia and did not perform well on the typical Citrus rootstocks used in South Africa. The fruit's seedless quality, early ripening time (earlier than standard Valencia), high juice content, and perfect size kept the Midknight Valencia a top variety of interest until the ideal rootstocks were determined.

By the 1970's, news of the seedless Valencia variety from South Africa had spread. Not as productive as the standard seeded Valencia, commercial growers had chosen to grow it more as a novelty in South Africa. With all the aforementioned qualities, interest began to pick up after 1970.

Budwood arrived from South Africa to the UC Riverside Citrus collection in January of 1985. It was cited on the UC Riverside Citrus Variety Collection site that the budwood was put directly into thermotherapy, a heat treatment used to destroy any potential harmful viruses. Once cleaned up and certified virus free, the trees were found to grow faster and get to be better sized, though still a small tree.

Ripening March to July, similar to the standard Valencia, the Midknight Valencia was slow to take off commercially, but the virtues were quickly recognized by the home garden market. In the early 1980's, seedless varieties were fast becoming preferred by the consumer and as many varieties of seedless citrus were introduced, they quickly became popular with the growers that supplied the home garden market.

In the 1990's, the Four Winds Growers, the nation's largest grower of Citrus for the home garden market, introduces the Midknight Valencia. Since that time, it has grown in popularity within the home garden market as a high-quality, seedless alternative to the traditional Valencia Orange.

In the 1990's, the Four Winds Growers, the nation's largest grower of Citrus for the home garden market, introduces the Midknight Valencia. Since that time, it has grown in popularity within the home garden market as a high-quality, seedless alternative to the traditional Valencia Orange.


Midknight Valencia Orange Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
Growing Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
More Information
Botanical Name Citrus sinensis 'Midknight Valencia'
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes

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